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RE: G 2.1 and L3SC1 are no different?

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 23:51:10 -0600
To: "'Joe Clark'" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000161019325@spamarrest.com>

> They are not questions of Web content and should not be in WCAG. Clearer?

This is not entirely true.

If the author uses a server side image map - the user agent is helpless in
providing keyboard access  
(MouseKeys - is explicitly excluded as "keyboard access").

This is not HTML 4.01 specific.   Many technologies may have elements that
can be operated only with a mouse.  
 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Joe Clark
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 4:42 PM
To: WAI-GL
Subject: RE: G 2.1 and L3SC1 are no different?


> I think the question was 'what are the salient differences', not why am 
> I top p osting...

Because you can't run your mail program?


> The phrases are nearly identical but the statement of purpose talks to 
> the fina l result, content _being_ keyboard accessible, and the SC talks 
> to the action o f the author in _designing_ the content to, hopefully, 
> achieve that result.

The content author knows nothing about the keyboards his or her readers 
use.


> Joe's point, that the author cannot guarantee the final outcome, is why 
> the SC doesn't speak to outcome but design.

They are not questions of Web content and should not be in WCAG. Clearer?

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Received on Wednesday, 10 November 2004 05:51:16 GMT

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